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Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

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    • 5.0 • 157 Ratings

Creative Elements bridges the gap between art and business by talking to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative career. Through narrative interviews, Jay Clouse dives into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through. We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints. Learn how these creators made a living with their art and you’ll feel more confident earning a living on your own terms too.

    Bijan Stephen [Internet Culture]

    Bijan Stephen [Internet Culture]

    Bijan Stephen is a writer, editor, and video correspondent based in Brooklyn, NY. He covers Twitch and Streaming at The Verge and a music critic at The Nation.
    Independently, he co-hosts a show on Twitch called One Time On The Internet, streams, and is a character on an actual play podcast called Fun City.
    In this episode we talk about Bijan’s experience in journalism, why he decided freelancing wasn’t for him, the differences between gaming and streaming, what it takes to get started streaming, and a whole bunch of other things internet culture.
    Read Bijan's guide to streaming on The Verge
    Transcript and show notes can be found here
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    • 47 min
    Cole Cuchna [Perseverance]

    Cole Cuchna [Perseverance]

    Cole Cuchna is the creator of Dissect, a serialized music podcast that examines a single album per season, one song per episode.
    Dissect was named "Best podcast of 2017" by Quartz, and the following year was named "Best podcast of 2018" by the New York Times. 
    In this episode, we talk about Cole’s attempt at being a professional musician, his love of creative writing, the beginning of Dissect, and how his perseverance through late nights paid off in helping him create Dissect full time.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dickie Bush [Feedback Loops]

    Dickie Bush [Feedback Loops]

    Dickie Bush is a macro investor and the creator of Ship 30 for 30, a community of writers developing a writing habit in 30 days.
    He is passionate about providing writers and creators with the tools, resources, processes, and mindsets required to find points of leverage and achieve exponential growth—both personally and professionally.
    In this episode we talk about Dickie’s humble newsletter beginnings, his experimentation with Twitter, the growth of Ship 30 for 30, and why listening to feedback loops has helped him turn the flywheel of growth so quickly.
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    • 54 min
    Nick DenBoer aka Smearballs [Personal Projects]

    Nick DenBoer aka Smearballs [Personal Projects]

    Nick DenBoer (also known as Smearballs) a director, animator, editor, music producer, remix artist and self-proclaimed "all around great guy."
    With a following of 75,000 on Instagram and 25,000 subscribers on YouTube, Nick has worked with clients including Conan, deadmau5, KFC, Old Spice, Wieden + Kennedy, and more.
    Nick has an incredibly unique style of animation, and has recently begun selling his work independently as NFTs on the crypto art platform SuperRare.
    In this episode we talk about Nick’s creative process, the origin of the name Smearballs, his evolution on YouTube working with Conan, NFTs, and how his personal projects have opened new doors for him all along the way.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Corey Haines of Swipe Files [Strategy]

    Corey Haines of Swipe Files [Strategy]

    Corey Haines is the creator of Swipe Files, a membership site that provides content, community, and courses to help you master marketing.
    Corey curates marketing examples, copywriting help, and more through his newsletter, membership community, and podcast.
    In this episode we talk about Corey’s five pillars of Growth, how he achieved early traction with Swipe Files, why he decided to go full time, and a complete strategy for using Product Hunt to get in front of potential fans and customers.
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    • 55 min
    Rosie Sherry [Trust]

    Rosie Sherry [Trust]

    Rosie Sherry is the creator of Rosieland, a community and resource hub for community builders. She previously led community for Indie Hackers, a community of more than 140,000 independent makers.
    In this episode we talk about Rosie’s history of building community with Ministry of Testing, what she learned through her time at Indie Hackers, the different forms “community” can take, and why trust is at the heart of improving community participation.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Rachael Laurin ,

Entertaining and inspirational

Jay’s podcast is great production quality making it enjoyable to listen to. The guests are both entertaining and inspiring. The variety of topics leave me thinking about my own business in different ways and brainstorming my next ventures. Each episodes keeps me fully engaged, and when they come to the end I am eager to listen to the next one.

Behavcoach ,

Excellent Guests and Excellent Quality

Jay, produces a podcast of excellent quality exploring the creativity and insights from people that are at the top of their field. Highly recommend!

jeannecurtin ,

Creatives' life map

Perfect podcast for creatives trying to navigate their way to the life they want to live.

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